The WSOP have announced a shortlist of 10 industry names who are still in the running for a place in their Poker Hall of Fame.
One or two of them will be successful with the winner/s being announced before the November Nine later this year.
The 10 nominees, in alphabetical order of surname, are:
Chris Bjorin, David Chiu, Bruno Fitoussi, Jennifer Harman, John Juanda, Carlos Mortensen, Max Pescatori, Terry Rogers, Matt Savage and Dave Ulliott.
There are just 2 nominees from the industry side of things, Rogers and Savage.
Rogers died in 1999 and Dave Ulliott passed away earlier this year, the remaining 8 are still alive.
In order to be considered, nominees must be at least 40 years old. The other main criteria for the Poker Hall of Fame are that the player must have “played poker against acknowledged top competition” and “for high stakes,” while playing “consistently well” and “gaining the respect of peers.”
The player must have lasted in the poker world too, as another standard is that they “stood the test of time.” For those who didn’t play full-time, they must have “contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.”
LateReg would love to see Dave Ulliott make it into the Hall of Fame, and we look forward to the announcement in a couple of months time.